Careers such as social worker, and some other related fields were unheard of by some of us because they were unpopular, and honestly even now, there are a few people who do not know who a social worker is.
I discovered this career in the recent years, when I heard my friend say that she wanted it as a career and my confusion was clear but at least it made her laugh.
Gloria Aronah, a social worker who is currently working with young children as an educator, explained what she does and what her career entails.
A social worker is a professional and academic discipline for the pursuit of social change, social justice and social welfare.
With their qualification they can work in a school, a hospital, mental health centre, home health agencies, or nursing homes.
"It is unfortunate that people still think that a social worker only works in children organizations, or specific organizations," says Aronah.
This is a stereotype with the career of a social worker, because social workers can work in any setting as long as they are providing social change or social welfare.
Not a lot of people are well informed about the value of a social worker which puts a limit to job opportunities of social workers.
If hired by someone or institution that understands the value of the social worker, the pay is very good.
Sympathy, a drive for social change, valuing the importance of human relationships, and knowing the worth of a human being are some of the qualities that make a great social worker.
There are schools, and courses that help grow a professional social worker but we still need different institutions; prisons, schools, and other places to make a place for social workers to make space for them.